Rugs from KELARDASHT have a very warm and smooth nomadic touch. All have geometric patterns that include two or more medallions.
The quality of KELARDASHT rugs varies. The older ones (before 1960) are very good. From 1965 to 1980, the quality faded due to the massive interest of western collectors that forced the weavers to modify their patterns and colors. After the revolution (1979), the quality gradually rose to its original level as the weavers returned to traditional designs and colors. The rugs from KELARDASHT are durable and extremely strong.
Size & Shapes:
The majority of KELARDASHT rugs are small (2 x 3 to 4 x 6 feet) and mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet).
Dark red, dark blue, brown are the dominant colors.
Wool, cotton; pile is usually thick and soft.
Warp is mostly cotton; weft is either cotton or wool.
Weavers in KELARDASHT use Turkish and Persian knots. You should check the back of carpet because the quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages around 120 KPSI(30 RAJ).
KELARDASHT rugs, especially older ones, are in high demand among rug collectors. Expect to pay $4-$11 Per Square Foot (PSF) for carpets from Kelardasht. You will pay much more for antique ones.
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